This is a look at the 4-H tote bags for sale NOW from PAE4-HA! See the order form posted below for ordering information. Only $7! Orders taken through March 1. The bags will arrive in county offices by April. Shipping options can be chosen.
As always, Butler County was well represented at the annual PA 4-H Horse Show held October 23-25, at the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Eleven members participated in 13 classes.
All new club officers are highly encouraged to attend the Officer Training on Saturday, February 13, from 9-11 a.m. again held at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Butler.
PA 4-H is now a certifying organization to receive acknowledgement from the President of the United States for dedication of volunteer service.
Congrats again to those who received awards at the 4-H Achievement Banquet.
The Butler County 4-H Development Committee voted to pay 75% of event registration fees for our members attending regional and state 4-H events (instead of 90%). This change takes effect with registrations for the State Leadership Conference, the first event of 2016.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 14, for the beef project weigh-in at the Butler Farm Show grounds, from 8-10 a.m. There will be a $5 per animal charge to cover the cost of ear tags.
All leaders and volunteers MUST complete the new background checks by July 1, according to new state law.
Planning to exhibit breeding (beef or dairy) or market cattle or swine at any of the state shows in Harrisburg? All animals must be identified with radio frequency or electronic ID (RFID/EID) tags to meet federal traceability standards.
The Butler Fair will not be distributing printed premium books this year.
Exhibitors with market livestock animals (lambs, goats and hogs) can pick up animal ear tags on Saturday, May 9, from 9 – 11 a.m., at the livestock building at the Butler Farm Show.
All club members must be entered into 4-H ONLINE and have paid the $20 program materials fee to your primary club by Monday, June 1!
We are moving to a new online 4-H registration system called 4-H Online. We will no longer be using Access, so do not enter your info on that system (and unfortunately, it doesn’t transfer to the new system). You will receive instructions in the mail soon and you can begin entering info immediately.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming exciting 4-H events!
A reminder to all 4-H animal science project members - you will need to complete Quality Animal Management training (formerly called GPP training) by July 1.
All members must be enrolled and have paid the materials fee by June 1.
Each club should have received a letter with a reminder to turn in club treasury reports for the annual tax report. They are due in the Extension Office to Katina by Jan. 31, 2015.
All returning Butler County 4-H members are required to participate in 60% of club meetings beginning with the meeting immediately following roundup- therefore starting with your September club meeting you must attend 60% of the meetings between September 2014 and August 2015.
Six 4-H scholarships were awarded at the Farm Show to 4-H members who are continuing their educations beyond high school! Any 4-H'er going on to school after high school and taking ANY 4-H project was eligible to apply for a 4-H Development Fund Scholarship.
Don't forget that we have a drop-off box beside the walk-in door at the Extension Office.